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iPhone goes on a thousand pound spending spree

Oooh Mr Builder, it’s gonna cost ya
Tue Jan 08 2013, 11:35

A ROGUE APPLE iPhone has rewarded its owner with a massive phone bill after it went on an errant data downloading spree.

The iPhone belongs to a builder and he is most shocked by his hardware's behaviour and the bill it has presented him with.

Orange customer Chris Bovis did not realise that his phone was sending and receiving large packets of data until his mobile provider cut him off. After than all he had to do was sit and wait for someone to tell him that he owed them a figure with a lot of zeroes.

According to the Metro Newspaper Bovis faced one bill for £8,900 attributed to "high internet use" and had another for £10,000 heading his way.

The Metro reports that Orange tried to take the full amount from Bovis' bank account but was unable to do so because of a lack of available funds. We have asked Orange if it is talking about this, and are awaiting its response.

"My first reaction was to laugh as I just could not believe it but it stopped being funny when I realised they were not joking and were totally serious," said Bovis.

"My phone bills are normally about £50 and I have never gone over my download limits, so why they did not think something was suspicious simply beggars belief. Thankfully, when Orange tried to take £19,000 from my bank account the money was not in there and I don't have an overdraft of that amount." µ


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